California Mission Pilgrimage

February 24, 2016 by  
Filed under Featured, Patrick's Blog


You’re invited! Join me on a grace-filled Catholic pilgrimage to the historic California Missions, this October 2-9. We’ll journey in the footsteps of Saint Junipero Serra. Most Rev. James Wall, Bishop of Gallup, NM, will be our chaplain for this trip, and I’ll be giving special presentations on the life of Saint Junipero, the history of the California Missions, and the miraculous apparition of Our Lady of Guadelupe.

Come and enjoy a peaceful, relaxing, thoroughly Catholic, educational, and spiritually energizing exploration of the very foundations of the our Faith in Old California.

Travel Package includes:

† Pilgrimage Chaplain with Daily Mass and Devotions offered along the pilgrimage route
† Roundtrip Airfare from most Major USA cities (incl. airport taxes, subject to change)
† Hotel accommodations 4 star for 7 nights (such as the Hampton Inn by Hilton or similar)
† Breakfast & dinner daily – 16 meals † Professional English Speaking Tour Escort & local Guides
† Daily sightseeing as per itinerary † Deluxe motor coach transportation
† Entrance fees per itinerary † Service charges, gratuities, and luggage handling



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17 Responses to “California Mission Pilgrimage”
  1. Ann Antenucci says:

    Will there be a pilgrimage to the Calif missions in Jan or Feb, 2018? Hope so! Thank you.

  2. Marg says:

    Any pilgrimages scheduled for 2017 ?

    thank you,
    Sherman, CT

  3. Maria Gutierrez says:

    I would like information if there will be a California Mission Tour with Patrick Madrid scheduled for this year of 2017.Thanks

    Maria Gutierrez ( St. John of the Cross Spring Valley Ca.)

  4. Cheryl Moses says:

    It would be so helpful, if Patrick’s schedule of of events would be easily accessable on this web site. I dont know where to go to find out details about the early November 2016, California events. Help please!

    Blessing to you all.

  5. Cheryl Moses says:

    Even though the California Mission Trip has long passed, I would be very interested in knowing what the charge for this event was, as I would hope to be able to go another time.
    Thank you, Cheryl
    (please donot use my email for other reasons)

  6. Anisha & Peter V. [Encino CA] says:

    Update: Not using the train because my hubby bought us tix to Elevate Conference in Long Beach; we will fly to San Diego the next morning. So excited, can hardly wait to see Pat M., Cy K. & Joe S. again (we attended the very 1st Elevate last year and it has been a shower of blessings ever since….]

  7. Christine Kellerman says:

    Hi I live in San Diego and would like to join the tour. I do not need airfare. Does anyone know the price without airfare? Looking to share a room with another woman. I am 65 years old very active a Eucharistic minister. I do not snore, lol.

  8. Susan Houser says:

    What a great trip! Wondering if there is still room available and also, as a single person, wondering if we would have the option to connect ahead of time to any other single women that would be willing to share a room (if there are any others on the trip)? Thanks!

  9. Heidi connerly says:

    What is the cost if you live in southern California and do not require airfare?

  10. Trying to find some one to go with in the train from Burbank or the valley to San Diego so I can go to the pilgrimage.
    My parish is Saint Robert Bellarmine in Burbank I am lay Dominican will love to have the opportunity to do the pilgrimage.
    God bless Cecilia

  11. Judy Keating says:

    Hi, I am a parishioner at San Miguel Mission parish. We were wondering exactly what day you planned on being at the Mission so we could plan a welcoming of some kind. So we would also need to know how much time you had in your schedule for our site. Were you hoping to have Mass , etc. ?

    • Maria says:


      It seems from the tour schedule that they will be there on Oct 5. Although no specific time is mentioned. Here is it is:

      October 5 ~
      We depart the Santa Barbara area for the scenic drive to Carmel and Monterey. Our first stop along the way is the Mission San Luis Obispo. We then proceed to the Mission San Miguel Arcángel, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Following a stop for lunch, we visit the Mission San Antonio de Padua, St. Serra’s third Mission. We end the day with the beautiful area surrounding the Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad. Dinner.

  12. I was wondering, if we pay for the Land Tour, since we live in Northern California, that we could just drive along with you, and end our Pilgrimage in Napa Valley.

  13. Sal Caloca says:

    If we live in San Diego, would we have to pay for the airfare to San Diego for the Mission’s Pilgrimage?

    • Anisha Verma-Virgen says:

      Hello, I do not think so; there are two prices, one covers flying into and out of San Diego; the other one is for those not needing those 2 flights. My husband & I will be taking the train to San Diego from Encino CA. A birthday/pilgrimage trip! And Patrick being there is like the cherry on top! 🙂
      ~ Anisha (Our Lady of Grace Parish, Encino, CA)

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